Australian koala

by caleb and harry

GENERAL STATEMENT

koalas are native animals to Australia. They are marsupials, which means they have a pouch to carry their babies.


HABITAT

'Habitat' refers to the types of bushland that koala like to live in.

EATING HABITAT

Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves.They are very picky eaters.If they do not find any eucalyptus leaves they will not eat.The oil found in the leaves is poisonous to mammals.They live in the eucalyptus trees and the leaves provide the water that they drink.

INTRESTING FACTS

*Koalas are not bears. they are MARSUPIALS, which means that they carry there young in a pouch.

* Koalas have two thumbs on their front paws to help them climb, to hold onto the tree and to grip their food.

ENEMIES

Today the natural predators of the koala do not make a significant impact on wild populations.They wedge- tailed eagles,and pythons, all of which are most likely to prey upon juvenile koalas.

PROTECTION

Few areas in Australia are as privileged as our region to still have koalas. koala can often be seen throughout the region in both urban and bushland areas however recent surveys show that their populations are dramatically declining.

APPEARANCE

The koala is a marsupial mammal which means i has a pouch and suckles it's young also koalas have grey fur and have large rounded ears on top of a big head.They are usually only approximately 60-85cm tall with a snout body and short legs used for climbing.

COMMUNICATION

Koala use a range of sound to communicate with one another over relatively large distance.